Hunt Movie (2022):
Hunt (Korean: 헌트; RR: Heonteu) is a South Korean espionage action film directed by Lee Jung-jae and co-written by Jo Seung-Hee. Produced by Lee Jung-jae & Han Jae-duk under the banner of Artist Studio & Sanai Pictures.
It stars Lee Jung-jae, Jung Woo-sung, Jeon Hye-jin, Heo Sung-tae, Go Yoon-jung, Kim Jong-soo, and Jung Man-sik. It was invited to the non-competitive Midnight Screening section at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival. It was released theatrically on August 10, 2022 in South Korea.
Hunt Movie Information:
|Release Date||May 19, 2022 (Cannes)|
August 10, 2022 (South Korea)
|Running Time||2hr 11min|
|Directed by||Lee Jung-jae|
|Written by||Lee Jung-jae|
|Produced by||Lee Jung-jae|
|Cinematography by||Lee Mo-gae|
|Edited by||Kim Sang-Bum|
|Music by||Jo Yeong-wook|
|Production Company||Artist Studio|
|Distributed by||Megabox JoongAng Plus M|
|Box Office Collection||US$31.9 million|
Hunt Movie Trailer:
Hunt Movie Storyline (Plot/Synopsis):
In the 1980s, when the military dictatorship reached its peak, KCIA Foreign Unit chief Park Pyong-ho (Lee Jung-jae) and Domestic Unit chief Kim Jung-do (Jung Woo-sung) are tasked with uncovering a North Korean spy, known as Donglim, who is deeply embedded within their agency. When the spy begins leaking top secret intel that could jeopardize national security, the two units are each assigned to investigate each other. In this tense situation where if they cannot find the mole, they may be accused themselves, Pyong-ho and Jung-do slowly start to uncover the truth and become aware of an unthinkable plot to assassinate the South Korean president.
Hunt Movie Cast and Characters:
- Lee Jung-jae as Park Pyong-ho
- Jung Woo-sung as Kim Jung-do
- Jeon Hye-jin as Bang Joo-kyung
- Heo Sung-tae as Jang Cheol-seong
- Go Yoon-jung as Jo Yoo-jeong
- Kim Jong-soo as Director Ahn
- Jung Man-sik as Agent Yang
- Kang Kyung-heon as Kim Jeong-do’s wife
- Park Sung-woong as Tokyo branch agent 1
- Jo Woo-jin as Tokyo branch agent 2
- Kim Nam-gil as Tokyo branch agent 3
- Ju Ji-hoon as Tokyo branch agent 4
- Hwang Jung-min as Lieutenant Lee
- Lee Sung-min as Cho Won-sik
- Yoo Jae-myung as CEO Choi
Interesting Facts About Hunt Movie (Did You Know):
- Hunt movie is the directorial debut of Lee Jung-jae.
- As of September 12, 2022, it is the 3rd highest-grossing Korean film of 2022 with gross of US$31,932,863 and 4,286,629 admissions.
- Film deals with actual historical events happened in 1980s; May 18 Gwangju Democratization Movement (1980), defection of North Korean pilot Lee Ung-pyeong (1983), and Aung San terrorist attack (1983).
- The film was first known as a movie titled Namsan in which Lee Jung-jae decided to take the lead role in 2017 and had to cancel the production before filming due to various circumstances. Then Lee himself refined its script and prepared for 4 years. In addition to directing, starring and contributing to the screenplay, he also co-produced the film.
- Filming began on May 8, 2021 and concluded on November 13, 2021.